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Vic Dickenson

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A unique trombonist using a sly wit and the capability to sound as though he were performing underwater, Vic Dickenson was a secured asset to any program which he appeared. He mentioned out in the 1920s and ’30s playing within the Midwest. Organizations with Blanche Calloway (1933-1936), Claude Hopkins (1936-1939), Benny Carter (1939), Count number Basie (1940), Carter once again (1941), and Frankie Newton (1941-1943) preceded a high-profile gig with Eddie Heywood’s well-known sextet (1943-1946); Dickenson also performed and documented with Sidney Bechet. After that he was a freelancing soloist who spent period on the Western world Coastline, Boston, and NY, showing up on many recordings (including some significant schedules for Vanguard) and on the legendary Audio of Jazz telecast (1957). In the 1960s, Dickenson co-led the Saints and Sinners, toured with George Wein’s Newport All-Stars, and proved helpful regularly with Crazy Costs Davison and Eddie Condon. During 1968-1970, he was within a quintet with Bobby Hackett and in the 1970s, he occasionally used the World’s Greatest Jazz Music group.

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Full Name Vic Dickenson
Date Of Birth August 6, 1906
Died November 16, 1984, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Trombonist
Nationality American
Music Groups Count Basie Orchestra, World's Greatest Jazz Band
Music Songs Russian Lullaby, Suspension Blues, Sir Charles at Home, Old Fashioned Love, Runnin' Wild, Nice and Easy Blues, When You & I Were Young, Maggie, Keeping Out of Mischief Now, Penthouse Serenade, Dear Old Southland, After I Say I'm Sorry, Jeepers Creepers, Arvell's Tune, Man With a Horn, You Made Me Love You, Moten's Swing, Taft's Blues, St. James Infrimary
Albums Vic Dickenson Septet, Gentleman of the Trombone, Trombone Cholly, Five Classic Albums Plus (Vic Dickenson Septet #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / Mainstream Jazz) [Remastered], Vic Dickenson: Nice Work, International Jazzgroup, The Dixieland All Stars, Russian Lullaby, Newport Jazz Festival All Stars, Vic Dickenson Septet, Vol. III, Vic Dickenson Septet, Vol. IV, Vic Dickenson Septet, Vol. II, Ding Dong, Giants of Jazz, Vol. 2, Essential Jazz Masters, 1965 All Star Jam Session, One Time Too Many (feat. Buck Clayton, Edmond Hall & Sir Charles Thompson), The Essential Vic Dickenson, Vic Dickenson Showcase, Keeping Out Of Mischief Now, Jazz Legend, Legendary Collection: Bedroom Eyes (Vic Dickenson Anthology), Jeepers Creepers, Swingville Volume 41: Swing Time!, Nice All Stars, Suspension Blues, Giants of Jazz, Slidin' Swing , Shades of Jazz (Vic Dickenson), Pee Wee Russell Plays With Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson & Bud Freeman, Vic Dickenson Showcase Volume 2, Volume 1 to Volume 4 (Analog Source Remaster), Classics


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1 Jazz trombonist of the 1930's and 40's. Played in the bands of Count Basie, Claude Hopkins, Sidney Bechet and Eddie Heywood.


Actor

Actor

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The Alcoa Hour 1956 TV Series Stromberg Harris

Music Department

Music Department

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Remember My Name 1978 musician: trombone: Alberta Hunter's Band

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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Gamilia narki 2003 writer: "Back Water Blues"

Self

Self

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The Subject Is Jazz 1958 TV Series Himself
The Seven Lively Arts 1957 TV Series Himself - Trombonist with Red Allen / Himself - Trombonist with Count Bassie

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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Billie Holiday: The Ultimate Collection 2005 Video Himself - Trombonist
A Great Day in Harlem 1994 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
American Masters 1986 TV Series documentary Himself

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